Happy Spring crafters and welcome to the April Colour Suite! The Pantone colour of the year is radiant orchid so I thought it would be a wonderful starting point for this month’s Colour Suite.
I love unexpected colours so I paired purple with a chartreuse green and a light pale mint green. I rounded out this Colour Suite with cream and silver. While I love the silver I thought this colour could also be interrupted as a taupe/grey. Please note purple isn’t super prevalent in scrapbooking don’t fret if what you use doesn’t totally match the colours I have chosen. The purple I chose for my layout ended up being slightly darker than what I had originally intended and you know what…that’s okay!
I often feel as if when I scrapbook for the Colour Suite I am always about the colour. One of my goals this month was to use more of the subtle colours from the suite and use the brights as secondary enhancements to my layout. I love to have little personal scrapbooking goals like this they give me a little added push when I feel like I am in a rut.
This month I invited my friend Mandy Koeppen to join me and take the Colour Suite challenge. Mandy was excited to join me and the feeling was totally mutual because I am a huge fan of Mandy’s work. She had the perfect photo of her oldest daughter she knew she wanted to scrap but she confessed that while she is a girl momma she doesn’t often scrapbook with purple or sparkles so she had to make a special trip to the scrapbook store. To make the Colour Suite her own Mandy used a great purple patterned paper from Studio Calico (I have the same paper and almost used it myself) and she toned down the sparkly silver glitter paper with some vellum.
Thanks so very much for joining me this month for the April Colour Suite. I want to leave you today with a parting thought for the day. Colour can be incorporated in more ways than I can list. I often go straight to patterned paper and cardstock as my main source of colour but Mandy reminded me embellishments can play a huge role in adding colour to your layout too. Thanks Mandy for the inspiration I now have a new goal for next month!
~ Summer Fullerton